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Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, PRS was an Anglo-Irish physicist and mathematician. Born in County Sligo, Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. As a physicist, Stokes made seminal contributions to solid mechanics, including the Navier-Stokes equation, and to physical optics, with notable works on polarization and fluorescence. As a... Read More

BornGeorge Gabriel Stokes
13 August 1819
Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland
Died1 February 1903 (aged 83)
Cambridge, England
FieldsMathematics and physics
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